May rainfall normal, June slated to be hot

The walking trail at Fairfield City Park was completely underwater Thursday, and a few city roads - including Bateman - were closed after a huge storm passed through the area dumping several inches of rain in a short amount of time. Roads were reopened later in the day.

Photo by April Walker

May rainfall came in a little above normal at 5.83 inches. Normal rainfall for May is 5.04 inches. There were seven days with measurable rainfall with a greatest one-day total of 1.94 inches on May 27. Rainfall amounts over the past three months have been generous, but we are fortunate we have not had the heavy rains many areas of Texas have experienced.
Temperature wise, several days of cloud cover kept May temperatures fairly mild with highs only in the upper 80s. Past history has shown that years in which May temperature did not reach the 90s, average temperature for those years was normal to slightly below normal.
2016 rainfall by the month:

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